Short stories from Ireland

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Published by Wheaton in Exeter .

Written in English

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  • Short stories, English -- Irish authors.,
  • English fiction -- 20th century.

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Statementselected and introduced by Kenyon Calthrop ; frontispiece by Norma Burgin.
SeriesLiterature for life series
ContributionsCalthrop, Kenyon, 1934-
LC ClassificationsPR8875
The Physical Object
Paginationviii,103p. :
Number of Pages103
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL22433004M
ISBN 100080228763

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Toward this end, The Oxford Book of Irish Short Stories includes seven folk tales translated from the Irish by Sean O'Sullivan, and Seamus MacManus's re-telling of an Irish fairy tale. William Trevor is one of today's most famous and respected Irish writers.

(His work is represented here by the short story /5(14). We're delighted to present an extract from The Ireland’s Own Anthology of Winning Irish Short Stories, edited by Phil Murphy. Ireland’s Own magazine has been published for nearly   The author Éilis Ní Dhuibhne, whose first book was the collection of short stories Blood and Water (), says the resurgence of the form is in part thanks to the “burgeoning creative writing Author: Sarah Gilmartin.

Ireland has a rich heritage of folk tales and fairy stories dating back over thousands of years. Many of them concern great heroes like the legendary warrior Cuchulain, or the mythical giant Fin McCool.

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I have stored them in a binder. This would be my first time publishing any type of short story book. Book Description: Representing the Troubles in Irish Short Fiction offers a comprehensive examination of Irish short stories written over the last eighty years that have treated the Troubles, Ireland's intractable conflict that arose out of its relationship to England.

Fionn MacCumhail’s Tales from Ireland is a book of tales featuring some of Ireland’s most popular ancient heroes. The “hair-raising”stories capture a time when creatures of night walked the earth and magic was everywhere. Perfect for older children. “The history of Ireland could be written as the history of property from two angles.” A large influence on Foster was exercised by one of his teachers, F.S.L.

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She won the Ireland AM Crime Fiction Award at the Irish Book Awards for her third novel, Blood Runs Cold. Brian McGilloway Born inhe studied English at Queens University Belfast, where he was very active in student theatre, winning a national Irish Student Drama Association award for theatrical lighting design in This collection of short stories by the Man Booker Prize-winning Irish author explores themes of alienation, jealousy, and love lost.

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John D. Seymour and Harry L. Neligan describe how Marsh’s Library – Ireland’s oldest free public library – is meant to be haunted by its founder, Archbishop Narcissus Marsh. It is said that during his lifetime (–) the Archbishop’s young niece, whom he raised, eloped and married the curate of Chapelizod : Kate Phelan.

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Lady Gregory&#;s classic,&#;Gods and Fighting Men, tried to establish a Author: Gabriel Woods. Several Irish short-story anthologies have been published since to meet the demands of the reading public, for example: the Faber Book of Best New Irish Short Stories in and ; Irish Short Stories (), edited by Joseph O'Connor; Town and Country: New Irish Short Stories (), edited and with an introduction by Kevin Barry; The.

Here we try to tell some of the best of these stories. Love stories – from the ancient legends of Tristan and Isolde to modern tragedy of Joseph Plunkett and Grace Gifford. Fairy stories – magic spells, princes and princesses, witches, ghosts, poor boys who make their fortune, poor girls who marry the hero and, of course, lots of leprechauns.

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If you're not sure what to read for Ireland Month, then why not have a look at this list of Irish novels. Some of the Irish writers on the list may surprise you (CS Lewis and Iris Murdoch) but it is by no means exhaustive.

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James Joyce’s book of short stories is rich in detailed descriptions of life in early 20 Th. century Dublin.

Dubliners is an excellent introduction to the work of James Joyce. Dubliners is a realistic collection of short stories that portrays a cross section of Irish society, which gives readers an excellent idea of the lives of Dubliners.

Competition: The Michael McLaverty Short Story Award Competition deadline: 31st January The Linen Hall Library in Belfast, Northern Ireland, has. No Comebacks is a collection of ten short stories by Frederick story takes place in a different setting and ends with a plot twist.

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